It all started with this innocent little tweet from @seelix:
In going through the twitter list, I believe that half the #scio12 people are either a librarian, a marine scientist or named Emily.
To which I responded:
@seelix is there a marine science librarian named Emily? #scio12
@BoraZ had to chime in as well:
The holotype #scio12-er RT @dupuisj: @seelix is there a marine science librarian named Emily? #scio12
With @seelix getting the last word:
Found my new career path! RT @BoraZ The holotype #scio12-er RT @dupuisj: @seelix is there a marine science librarian named Emily? #scio12
Over the years, there have been few Twitter exchanges that have made me as happy as that one. And not because it's funny in its own right.
It's because it reflects the significant presence at Science Online over the years of librarians and other library people. It reflects our efforts to establish ourselves within the community, to get it know what roles we can play and what we have to offer.
Librarians are making a place for themselves in science online by being part of Science Online.
And from that public registration list, here is the list of library people I was able to find:
- Stephanie Willen Brown (Twitter)
- Bertha Chang
- Karen Ciccone
- Hilary Davis
- Kiyomi Deards (Twitter)
- John Dupuis
- Meghan Gamsby
- Kristi Holmes (Twitter)
- Sam Kome (Twitter)
- Joseph Kraus (Twitter)
- Bill Lefurgy (Twitter)
- Tiffany Lopez (Twitter)
- Trevor Owens (Twitter)
- Michael Peper
- Abigail Potter (Twitter)
- Jason Priem (Twitter)
- Bonnie Swoger (Twitter)
I note that a few of the librarians listed above are not on Twitter or G+. The rest of us shall have to do something about that 😉
And of course, please let me know if I missed anyone!
It's a good showing this year for sure, even with a couple of regulars are missing this year. Molly Keener has a speaking engagement elsewhere and Christina Pikas seems to have other things on her schedule as well. (Congrats, Christina!)
I'll have a post a bit later on that will profile the sessions that have librarians, library people or libraryish content.
Update 2012.01.11. Added Abigail Potter.